Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lobos Complete Search for Volleyball, Soccer Coaches.(Sports)

Byline: Randy Harrison Journal Staff Writer

Peterson and Vela Take Over Teams

A volleyball coach who won an NCAA title and a Southern Cal soccer assistant getting her first head coaching job have joined the University of New Mexico athletic family.

Tom Peterson is taking over the UNM women's volleyball program. He led Penn State to the 1994 men's national championship and has spent the last two years coaching the Utah State women.

Kit Vela takes over the UNM women's soccer program and comes as part of a package. Her husband Jorge, who was goalkeeper coach for the USC women, will be her assistant.

"We went all over the country to get the right people for the job," UNM athletic director Rudy Davalos said in a news conference Wednesday at UNM. …

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